Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

Process new insurance policies, modifications to existing policies, and claims forms. Obtain information from policyholders to verify the accuracy and completeness of information on claims forms, applications and related documents, and company records. Update existing policies and company records to reflect changes requested by policyholders and insurance company representatives. Excludes "Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators" (13-1031).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
277,130 1.7 % $19.76 $41,090 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.86 $15.50 $18.65 $23.24 $28.53
Annual Wage (2) $26,750 $32,230 $38,790 $48,340 $59,340


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 120,940 10.74 $19.40 $40,350
Insurance Carriers 112,250 9.63 $20.30 $42,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,970 0.30 $19.84 $41,280
Employment Services 5,100 0.14 $19.39 $40,340
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,550 0.26 $18.93 $39,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 120,940 10.74 $19.40 $40,350
Insurance Carriers 112,250 9.63 $20.30 $42,220
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 140 3.24 $24.88 $51,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,970 0.30 $19.84 $41,280
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,550 0.26 $18.93 $39,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 40 0.01 $28.18 $58,610
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 140 3.24 $24.88 $51,750
Real Estate 110 0.01 $22.58 $46,960
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,150 0.13 $22.12 $46,020
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,740 0.08 $22.07 $45,910


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 41,340 2.48 1.27 $19.92 $41,430
Texas 33,620 2.83 1.45 $19.14 $39,800
Florida 17,100 2.03 1.04 $17.47 $36,350
Ohio 16,050 2.99 1.54 $18.71 $38,920
Pennsylvania 11,260 1.95 1.00 $20.03 $41,670




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 3,170 3.27 1.68 $18.50 $38,490
Connecticut 5,000 3.02 1.55 $23.59 $49,060
Ohio 16,050 2.99 1.54 $18.71 $38,920
Texas 33,620 2.83 1.45 $19.14 $39,800
South Dakota 1,170 2.80 1.44 $15.60 $32,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 330 0.47 0.24 $24.70 $51,370
New York 10,380 1.13 0.58 $23.94 $49,790
Colorado 2,440 0.95 0.49 $23.77 $49,440
Connecticut 5,000 3.02 1.55 $23.59 $49,060
Maryland 2,810 1.05 0.54 $22.91 $47,650



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,550 5.04 2.59 $20.16 $41,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,910 2.46 1.27 $19.88 $41,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,950 3.03 1.56 $22.10 $45,970
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,560 1.13 0.58 $24.84 $51,670
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,190 1.96 1.01 $21.40 $44,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,010 3.03 1.56 $19.79 $41,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,580 1.90 0.98 $18.48 $38,450
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,940 3.64 1.87 $21.94 $45,640
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,810 2.98 1.53 $19.56 $40,680
Columbus, OH 4,750 4.58 2.36 $19.59 $40,750


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 570 7.75 3.99 $16.42 $34,160
Cheyenne, WY 340 7.51 3.86 $17.20 $35,770
Sherman-Denison, TX 310 6.84 3.52 $17.88 $37,190
Lincoln, NE 1,010 5.76 2.96 $17.84 $37,120
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3,310 5.69 2.93 $24.31 $50,560
Manchester, NH 630 5.58 2.87 $19.90 $41,380
Sioux Falls, SD 830 5.48 2.82 $15.89 $33,060
Sheboygan, WI 320 5.45 2.81 $22.26 $46,290
Roanoke, VA 830 5.43 2.79 $19.76 $41,090
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 590 5.38 2.77 $23.42 $48,710


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 200 2.10 1.08 $25.67 $53,390
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,560 1.13 0.58 $24.84 $51,670
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $24.77 $51,510
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,870 1.30 0.67 $24.54 $51,030
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3,310 5.69 2.93 $24.31 $50,560
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 160 1.35 0.70 $24.10 $50,130
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 330 1.92 0.99 $23.92 $49,750
Midland, TX (8) (8) (8) $23.45 $48,780
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 590 5.38 2.77 $23.42 $48,710
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 550 1.33 0.68 $23.29 $48,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 650 3.25 1.67 $21.00 $43,680
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 410 1.23 0.63 $15.45 $32,130
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 320 1.20 0.62 $17.51 $36,420
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 300 3.14 1.62 $21.65 $45,020
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.86 0.96 $16.36 $34,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 260 3.74 1.92 $18.04 $37,530
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 650 3.25 1.67 $21.00 $43,680
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 300 3.14 1.62 $21.65 $45,020
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 270 2.59 1.33 $16.14 $33,570
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 110 2.41 1.24 $26.99 $56,140

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 110 2.41 1.24 $26.99 $56,140
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 0.30 $24.12 $50,170
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 1.11 0.57 $23.51 $48,910
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.13 $22.97 $47,770
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 0.41 $21.87 $45,490


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018